Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #90 - Easel Cards

Hello everyone! It's Wednesday once again and that means a new Weekly Challenge from the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. This week the DT was asked to create an Easel Card! Here is a look at my creation... Most of the DT members were creating beautiful stamped images on their cards so I decided to do something a little different. I think Easel Cards are wonderful for Photos! They would make precious birth announcements, birthday invites, thank you's from recent grads, ...the list could go on and on. Think of it as more than a card, but as a wonderful piece of memoribilia for the recipient to have out on display for days, weeks, or even years to come!

Here is a quick look at what an Easel Card looks like from the side...these are very fun and easy to construct. I used pretty printed papers from the Abbey Road paper collection (My Minds Eye) and used an Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug/Provocraft) on my card front. I lightly swiped over the embossed design with a soft yellow Chalk Ink Pad (aka cat eye/Colorbox). The "grass" is what is holding the card front in place...
Speaking of the "grass", let me introduce you to the newest addition to my scissor collection...Fringe Scissors (some call them Shredding Scissors)! They are fabulous for cutting fringe and they retail for about $10-12. You can find them at Michael's (Martha Stewart) and also at The Container Store. They are so easy to use...but I have to warn you...they do look a little scary! Four separate scissor blades all combined in one single pair of scissors...wow! I just love them!

Want to see more Easel Card creations?? Visit the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and you can see all of the Easel Cards created by the other DT members. SO many beautiful creations!! You are certain to be inspired! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Miss Tracy :)


Melissa said...

this is awesome! great job!

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Beth said...

Oh Miss Tracy this is such an adorable easel and what a cutie patootie you have there.

June Houck said...

Clever of you to use a photo on your card AND to use the grass as the stopper! Brilliant :)